Post # 16
I’m a married student and have never once considered not wearing my rings. Are robberies something that happen a lot on your campus?? I personally feel safer on my campus than pretty much anywhere else in my city. And I have never once noticed my professors (or anyone else) looking at my rings. Your mother is on the crazy train.
Post # 17
georgiapeach11 : What? I’m a professor. I can’t imagine somebody thinking you don’t need a class. Why would being engaged mean you didn’t need a college degree?
I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 18
Definition of a non-issue.
Post # 19
I work on a university campus and I wear my wedding set daily. I have never worried that it would inspire someone to mug me. Also, faculty is not going to decide that anyone “doesn’t need” their class. They have to have students to teach. They will be happy that you are there and eager to learn.
Enjoy your classes.
Post # 20
there are lots of people who go back to school as mature students. I wouldn’t worry about it at all.
Post # 21
Your ring is so pretty! You should wear it. Your professors and the other students won’t care. They have their own lives to focus on. As for getting robbed, I don’t see why you’d be at a higher risk than when you’re doing anything else. Just use the same common sense as you would anywhere else: don’t leave it sitting in the bathroom when you wash your hands, take it off if you’re doing rough work with your hands, etc. The only reason I can think of that you’d want to take it off is if you have to walk through a shady area at night to get to and from class (I once had a semester where all my classes where in the evening or at night, so I had to be a little more aware when leaving campus).
Enjoy your ring, and be proud that you’re working on a goal for yourself. It can be tough to go back to school, but it sounds like you have a good support system–even if their advice is a little outdated, haha.
Post # 22
I was married in college… don’t think anybody noticed or cared. Honestly, depending on the campus, there will probably be quite a few students with well off parents.
I’d be more worried about a nice car getting banged into by doors in the parking lot.
Post # 23
Wear your ring and enjoy your ring. People these days, especially in college, don’t care or pay attention to this stuff that much. You do you. Also, since you are a few years older than the regular freshmen, people will not even think twice about your ring. Enjoy your ring!
Post # 24
If someone thinks you shouldn’t be in a class because of a ring, that is 100% their problem and has nothing to do with the fact that you are wearing a ring.
Wear the ring. Don’t overthink.
Post # 25
- Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey
When I was at the uni I had absolutely zero awareness of engagement or wedding rings… No actually, up until I got married. Unmarried people (most of the college students I assume) don’t realize such details. I remember when I first got engaged I was definitely so concious of my ring and the first time I saw a bestie (not in a relationship whatsoever) she called my ring a solitaire. I was like how the hell she doesn’t recognize it’s a trio!
Anyways, don’t worry and live your best life.
Post # 26
I think that is the silliest thing l ever heard (sorry OP’s mum but it is). Apart from the stealing thing …..wtf…..as an ex university lecturer l can state that l categorically would have never noticed, let alone judged perseverance on the basis of a students ring .
On the contrary, the mere fact of being a mature students predisposed me to be optimistic about them , frankly most of the faculty would have preferred a class full of you rather than cocky, entitled and often lazy 18 and 19 year olds.